Mr. Mustakimur Rahman is currently on study leave for his doctoral studies. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, from 2016 through 2020, he worked as a faculty member in the Department of Law at Notre Dame University Bangladesh. In 2019, he was awarded a CICOPS Research Fellowship, which took him to the University of Pavia, Italy to work with Professor Cristina Campiglio analysing the relationship between the domestic/hybrid international crimes courts in Bangladesh and East Timor. In 2019, he also visited a professor of Philipps-University Marburg, Germany to share his scholarly agenda. Prior to his work for Notre Dame University Bangladesh, he served as a Research Assistant for Professor Shahdeen Malik, Director (former) of the Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs from January 2015 to April 2016. Mr. Rahman holds LL.M (Public International Law, 2014) and LL.B (Hons, 2012) degrees from Nottingham Trent University, UK. He also earned a Foundation Degree in Arts (2010) from New College Nottingham, where he was the winner of the Best International Student Award. During his studies in England, he worked as a General Adviser at the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF).
Research and Teaching Interests:
1. International Criminal Law
2. Public International Law
3. International Human Rights Law
4. Domestic Criminal Law & Criminology
5. History and Theory of Criminal Law
6. Tort Law
Working Papers and Publications:
1. Md Mustakimur Rahman & Mohsina Hossain Tushi, An Assessment of the ‘Lawfulness’ of Use of Force as Dispute Settlement Method (2019) 6 (1) Brawijaya Law Journal: Journal of Legal Studies, Indonesia: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21776/ub.blj.2019.006.01.0X
2. Md Mustakimur Rahman, Fundamental Rights in Times of Emergency: Ataur Rahman vs Muhibur Rahman (2018) 5(1) Brawijaya Law Journal: Journal of Legal Studies, Indonesia: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21776/ub.blj.2018.005.01.04
3. Md Mustakimur Rahman, Existing Paradox in the Nationality Status of Biharis in Bangladesh: An Appraisal (2018) 5(1) International Journal of Law and Policy Review (IJLPR), India
4. Md Mustakimur Rahman, Nuremberg Tribunal to the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh: A Critical Exploration of the ICT-BD (2016) 2 Journal of Centre for Criminal Law and Justice, Nirma University, India
5. Md Mustakimur Rahman, ‘Marital Rape’ in Marriage: The Need for Reform in Bangladesh (2015) 15(1&2) Bangladesh Journal of Law (BJL)
1. Md Mustakimur Rahman, “Darryl Robinson, Justice in Extreme Cases: Criminal Law Theory Meets International Criminal Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2020,” (2021) Polish Yearbook of International Law, POLAND [Book review]
2. A contributor to the book titled “Equality of Opportunity for Sexual and Gender Minorities” Edited by Christian De la Medina Soto, Clifton Cortez, and John Arzinos. This book was published in 2021 by the World Bank. See:
3. Md Mustakimur Rahman et el, Schooling in the Slums of India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh (International Federation of Catholic Universities 2018)
4. Md Mustakimur Rahman, ‘Appointment and Removal of the High Court Judges of Bangladesh: A Comparative Study with India and Pakistan’ in Law, Court & Politics: Re-Negotiating Global and National Perspectives edited by Joyanta Kumar Saha & Dr. Subir Kumar Roy (Bankura University, (WB) and ICSSR 2018)
5. Md Mustakimur Rahman & Mohsina Hossain Tushi, Transnational Crime in South and South-East Asia: A Route of Labour Trafficking from Bangladesh to Malaysia (2016) XVI journal of the Judicial Administration Training Institute (JATI), Bangladesh
1. “The Alternative Mechanism Applied to Deal With the Suspects of International Crimes: Cases of Rwanda and Uganda,” NDUB Law Club, BANGLADESH (Zoom Presentation), August 2021.
2. “A New Paradigm for Prosecution of Temporally Distant International Crimes? The John Demjanjuk Trial and the Circumstantial Evidence Model,” 14th Annual McGill Law Graduate Conference, CANADA (Zoom Presentation), May 2021.
3. “Legal Responsibility of Citizens in Times of the Corona Pandemic: A Bangladesh Perspective”, Indian Society for Legal Research, INDIA (Zoom Presentation), August 2020.
4. “Transitional Justice Trials in Bangladesh and East Timor: A Comparative Study Between Domestic and Hybrid Tribunal,” University of Pavia, ITALY, May 2019.
5. “Transitional Justice Trial in Bangladesh: A Comparative Study with East Timor & Cambodia,” University of Marburg, GERMANY, February 2019.
6. “Budgetary Allocation for the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs,” Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs, BANGLADESH, June 2018.
7. “Forgotten Bihari Youth in Bangladesh and Their Education,” Notre Dame University Bangladesh, BANGLADESH, February 2018.
8. “Appointment and Removal of the High Court Judges of Bangladesh: A Comparative Study with India and Pakistan,” Department of Law, Bankura University, West Bengal, INDIA, January 2018.
9. “A Comparative Budgetary Study of Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and the Ministry of Fisheries and Animal Resources,” Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs [BILIA], BANGLADESH, May 2016.
10. “Transnational Crime in South and South-East Asia: A Route of Labor Trafficking from Bangladesh to Malaysia,” Charles Darwin University, AUSTRALIA, (Skype presentation), March 2016.
1. PhD in Law – The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK [2024 expected]
2. LL.M in Public International Law – Nottingham Trent University, UK, 2014.
3. Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)- Nottingham Trent University, UK, 2012.
4. Foundation Degree in Arts – New College Nottingham, UK, 2010.
Scholarships & Awards:
1. PhD scholarship (full), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2020
2. CICOPS Fellowship Award, University of Pavia, Italy, 2018/19.
3. MID-C Travel Allowance Scholarship, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, 2018.
4. International Student Scholarship, Nottingham Trent University, UK, 2012.
5. International Student Scholarship, Nottingham Trent University, UK, 2010.
6. Best International Student Award, New College Nottingham, UK, 2010.